Biography of Isaac W. Brockway
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Brockway, Isaac W. was born February 28, 1834, and is a son of Nathan, whose father, Joseph Brockway, came from New Hampshire about 1816 and settled in the town of Murray. south of. Hindsburg, and engaged in farming and blacksmithin. Joseph Brockway married Chloe Blanchard and to them were born these children: Chloe, born March 1, 1787; Isaac, born July 19, 1799, married Esther Thayer, and died November 25, 1833; Rosepha, born November 23, 1801, died May 2, 1825 Roxey, born March 30, 1803, married Herbert Blanchard; and Nathan, born March 16. 1806. Joseph Brockway died February 20, 1840, and his wife February 17, 1820. Nathan Brockway settled west of Hulburtoti, and engaged in farming and the blacksmith business. He married Rachael Thayer, daughter of Artimus Thayer of Murray. and their children were: Rhodemia M. and Rosepha S. (twins) born February 20 1832, Rhodemia died, July 26, 1833; Isaac W., born in 1834; Rhodemia A., born February 22, 1836 and died August 21, 1859; Elenora, born January 11, 1838 and died May 13, 1841; Malvina M., born February 10, 1841 and died February 11, 1858; Artimus, born February 5, 1843, and died March 21, 1844; Washington T., born July 20, 1845, and died August 15, 1845; Charles N., born April 1, 1847. Rosepha S. married John Moore, and Charles N. married Emma Bird and resides at Hulburton. Nathan Brockway died November 24, 1866. Isaac W. Brockway from 1857 to 1865 was engaged on public works on the canal, and in 1865 he purchased a boat and was engaged in boating on the canal until 1879. In the latter year he went into the coal business at Hulburton and has continued it since. Marth 15, 1864, Mr. Brockway married Marion C. Peggs, and their children are: Anna C., born February 11, 1865, and died August 14, 1865; Mabel A., born January 2, 1869; Fred W., born June 27, 1872; Archie N., born December 28. 1873. Mrs. Brockway died January 10, 1878, and March 30, 1879, Mr. Brockway married Emma L. Hooker, and they have one child, Edwin H. Fred W. Brockway married Melissa Owen August 20, 1892.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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